The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Parisian Walkways

Street  Performers
Avenue de l'Opéra

Place Saint Michel
Place du Pont Neuf

Rivière by Aristide Maillol  1943

Jardin des Tuileries
Jardin des Tuileries, Concorde
In the West. Place du Carrousel Jardin des Tuileries stretches over a length of 920 m and a width of 325 m to the Place de la Concorde, between rue de Rivoli and the Quai des Tuileries. Its area is 25.5 hectares.
The eastern and Carrousel gardens, between the two galleries of the Louvre, was founded in 1889 on the site of the former garden of Le Notre, buried under the rubble of the Tuileries Palace. We are created in 1964-1965 a "outdoor museum" containing 19 * bronze statues of the sculptor Aristide Maillol Roussillon (18611944) in N. Lawn, Action chained, River, Night, the Mediterranean, Homage to Cezanne, Venus, Pomona, the dregs of France, draped Bather; in S. Lawn, nymphs, the Monument in Port-Vendres, Air, Summer, Flora, the Bather with arms raised , Pain, Mountain (donation Dina Viemy).
The old part of the Tuileries, between the Avenue du General Lemonnier and the Concorde, is surrounded by gates.

New York, Washington, Paris, Vienna, Eisenstadt, Venice, Firenze and Rome series try to continue in Sketches of Cities. 
 (At Least Once A Week)
Gracias por su visita. / Thanks for visiting, please be sure that I read each and every one of your kind comments and I appreciate them all.


Boom Nisanart said...

Great captured !!!!

Mama Matunda said...

Wow this is wounderful pictures. Thanks for sharing and best regards from Germany.

B SQUARED said...

I find the last photo particularly interesting.

brattcat said...

Ah, you've truly taken us to Paris. Merci.

Luis Gomez said...

Such an excellent work. Beautiful shots!

christina Klas said...

I love the speeding moped! This looks like such a fun place to be. Love your pics.

Bergson said...

fantastic shot
the last is better for me

T. Becque said...

I very much enjoy the photos that you "take" and then "make". Your creative spin adds depth and meaning to them.

To answer your question, I like to do both. I appreciate taking pictures and having the image represent itself as is. But I also find that I'm very drawn to not only viewing, but making pictures that go a bit beyond this to emphasize a particular feature, mood, or meaning that a photo can offer. I would like to do more in this area, but I am on the learning curve when it comes to Photoshop!

joo said...

terrific photos, I love all of them!

Bob Crowe said...

Such beautiful images. We have a casting of La Riviere here in St. Louis. The one I like the most is the chic young woman leaning towards the Mercedes taxi. It's a Cartier-Bresson moment. Looks like you were using a short focal length, which works very well.

AB said...

The first shot is really dramatic -- the defenceless nude and the menacing sky